Weathering a 16T Mineral Wagon

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  1. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I have been asked to do a tutorial on weathering after posting a pic of two 16tonne mineral wagons, in my 'workbench thread'. I had one wagon left that I hadn't weathered, so you guys are in luck !

    So, in this video, it will take you from here a stock standard Bachmann 16 tonne mineral wagon :

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    to here, a well weather beaten wagon that has seen ample work :

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    All this was done in under 13 minutes..! Please note that I have only weathered one side for the benefit of comparison. Hope you enjoy the video, as this is my first, hopefully the next will be better !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Sxqm2wzmg



    Cheers, Gary.
     
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  2. gormo

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    Yes Gary,
    I did enjoy that ........I could have listened to that all day mate......great stuff and I learnt a couple of good things......well done..:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    I like the lumpy / crusty look you achieved with the rust up towards the top of the wagon.
    So????.... do you use the same method on the wheels or do you spray them with paint.????
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  3. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    The wheels need to be sprayed or brush painted with rail grime, frame dirt or a dirty mix of black/brown. Then these can be dusted up with powders if necessary.

    Cheers, Gary.

    ps. The video ain't up to 'Gormovision' standards, but if you could understand all that, I guess I haven't done too bad ! ;)
     
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    OK...that makes sense and yes mate I got it.!
    I actually found it very relaxing......that`s a bonus!!!:thumbup:
    I would suggest if it`s possible, that you could zoom or move in a tad closer with the camera. Trouble is, it`s difficult to keep your hands out of the way and do the demo at the same time. I had the same trouble with the one I did way back. It`s not easy to achieve what you`ve done there in filming a demo.
    Well done again..:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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  5. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks again Gormo.

    The whole video was shot on my $50.00 Nikon Coolpix camera. I had to mount the little camera to a tripod to the right of me. Not a lot of room in the little train room !

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Cracking video, thanks Gary! Well worth a few views! :):)

    Cheers
    Ron
     
  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Gary,

    I finally got the chance to watch the video. Really excellent, easy to understand and follow......... And of course, a great result.

    The application looked pretty random and I think this will encourage others to have a go.

    Looking forward to the next one.

    Many thanks for taking the time to " show how "

    Toto
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks Toto.

    'Random' is the key word... Just like buying new rollingstock, you don't want everything looking the same... (although some do !). I hope this encourages our members to have a go at weathering. I can tell you it doesn't take long to get a hang of it. Practise makes perfect, so if you have any old or damaged rollingstck in your kit, start with these first and not the £130.00 loco... :p

    I remember my first efforts years ago where you took the airbrush and sprayed some dust over the bogies, job done... Not any more ! ;)

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  9. gormo

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    Good tip Gary,
    Using old stock is great to get your hand in and very satisfying when you transform a cheap old forgotten wagon into something unique on your railway.
    Give it a go folks....you`ll enjoy it.:thumbup:
    http://www.click Gormo

    PS...I watched your second vid with the bolster wagon.....:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     

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